Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Nov 1, 2018

    The dodgy Brexit demagogues should start getting worried about transparency and criminal investigations shining a light on their actions.

    Aaron Banks is facing a criminal investigation over loans to leave campaigns. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats are piling on the pressure over the lack of transparency surrounding donations to Northern Ireland political parties.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2018

    Sir David Natzler, clerk of the House of Commons, has made comments that a Commons vote on a 'People's Vote' would still have "considerable political force".

    Only the Liberal Democrats are united in fighting Brexit.

    Whether a parliamentary vote on a 'People's Vote' amendment was legally binding or not, the PM could not disregard the result without a serious constitutional and democratic crisis.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2018

    The café at Phear Park in Exmouth has shut early for the winter this year, and is threatened with permanent closure. What does the café mean to its customers? We investigated and found that it is a social hub playing a valuable role for people who might suffer badly from isolation. We rethink it should be protected!

  • Article: Oct 30, 2018

    In an appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee this afternoon, the Immigration Minister made the cloud of uncertainty facing EU citizens in the UK even worse.

    Caroline Nokes was unable to answer how employers would be able to tell the difference between EU citizens who have been living in the UK for five years or more - and are therefore entitled to settled status - and those who haven't, and would therefore be subject to new controls.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2018

    New regulations proposed by the Government would be yet another erosion of people's civil liberties.

    The House of Lords cannot stop or amend the regulations, but we can put on record our dissent, and I'm tabling a motion to do that today.

    Only the Liberal Democrats are standing up to protect our freedoms

  • Article: Oct 29, 2018

    "A standstill non-event" - Vince Cable

    "This was all very modest stuff, with more in it for potholes than schools and the police. A standstill non-event.

    If we are to see an end to austerity, then we need a proper injection of cash

    "With growth remaining stubbornly low and Brexit weighing down our economy, it is clear the big problems are still to be tackled. It was a sticking plaster Budget, when major surgery lies ahead.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2018

    Philip Hammond tried to strike an upbeat note today, declaring "austerity is over". Cossetted inside Westminster for the afternoon, he hid away from the storm clouds gathering over our economy.

    Brexit is making the situation worse.

    In truth, austerity cannot be brought to an end without difficult decisions involving an increase in taxation. Excluding the Government's promises on the NHS, maintaining real spending on public services will require an additional £19bn in extra tax and borrowing. And Brexit itself is making the situation worse.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2018

    As many members will be aware starting from November, Facebook is implementing new rules on who can run Facebook adverts on politics.

    After that date, nobody will be able to run adverts unless they have completed the authorisation process.

    Identity Verification

    Members can complete the individual authorisation process on their own - but they should be aware that they will need to provide a form of identification to Facebook as part of that process.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2018
    By Simone Van Beek

    The Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens are working together, alongside rebels from Labour and the Conservatives, to fight Brexit. Vince Cable pressed Barnier on the need for the EU to make contingency plans for a People's Vote and to protect EU and UK citizens rights in the event of a no deal Brexit.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2018

    Our campaigns are underpinned by research and polling on public attitues - putting us in the best possible position to win a final say on Brexit.

    And it is working.

    Public attitudes on Brexit have really been shifting in the last year, as it's becoming clear how much of a mess the Tories are making on Brexit - and the Liberal Democrats have led the charge to demand a Final Say.